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Friday, January 29, 2016

Helping School Children in Detroit, Michigan

Dear Friends of Cornerstone Schools, 

Have you ever wanted to own an amazing fine art print from Audubon’s Birds of America, or works by Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Heinrich Bunting or Giovanni Battista Piranesi? Or fine maps, rare books or natural history works on paper from some of the finest artists in American and European history?  Well, you might be able to do so and help Cornerstone students at the same time. Here is the background:

This past December Clark Durant was in New York City and met Mr. Graham Arader, the owner of the Arader Gallery. Following that meeting, Mr. Arader learned more about the immediate need to build our Cornerstone scholarship endowment and to increase the support for our operating program so that more children can attend Cornerstone. He also became aware of the need to provide better education options for school children in Detroit.  

Mr. Arader was so moved that he has made an opportunity available for you not only topurchase art work, but also to make a donation to Cornerstone through an online auction this Saturday, January 30th at 1:00 pm Detroit time. You can preview the auction items and start bidding now by clicking on the link provided below.

Through Mr. Arader's generosity, friends of Cornerstone Schools can contribute 40% of the"hammer price" to Cornerstone for their winning bids during this auction. After consulting with our tax counsel, it has been confirmed that, depending on your tax circumstances, you may be entitled to a tax deduction if you donate the 40% of the “hammer price” directly to Cornerstone Schools. Winning Cornerstone bidders will receive information regarding processing both the payment to the gallery and the donation to Cornerstone after the auction is complete.  

Once on the homepage, register for the auction. As you are bidding, it is important to identify yourself as a Friend of Cornerstone.  You can do this on the auction item by scrolling to the lower right side and clicking on the blue button, Ask Auctioneer a Question, and typing,
"I am a Friend of Cornerstone" and your name.
I am deeply grateful to Mr. Arader for his generous heart to help the children receive an excellent education at Cornerstone. There are some beautiful items in the catalogue and I encourage you to take a look. I will be bidding on a couple of items. I hope you will too.
Thank you for all you do for our Cornerstone students and our school.
Ernestine Sanders

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